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Intricate Oceans: Coral in Contemporary Art Opening Reception

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Coastal Discovery Museum is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition Intricate Oceans: Coral in Contemporary Art, opening September 23, 2023. Featuring work from seven contemporary artists who are deeply concerned with the health of the coral reefs, the exhibition will explore through their work the environmental pressures facing our oceans.

International in scope, the exhibition will highlight work from ceramicists Courtney Mattison and Lauren Shapiro (USA), textile artist Vanessa Barragão (Portugal), painter Lisa Tubach (USA), mixed media artists Stephanie Kilgast (France) and Mara Lefebvre (USA), and sculptor Ginger Ertz (USA). While the news surrounding climate change, pollution, and over-fishing is grim and the effect on coral reefs undeniable, these artists have not given up hope. Each artist has a unique vision, but they all use their art to advocate for the health of the ocean with the goal of inspiring a change in public awareness and support for conservation efforts. Several of the artists have backgrounds in marine biology and collaborate with scientists, merging the beauty of art with the observations of science.

Curator’s Tours:
Tuesday, October 24 at 1pm
Saturday, December 2 at 1pm
Thursday, February 22 at 11am

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 5 to 7pm and is free and open to the public.


Coastal Discovery Museum
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Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 United States
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